Merlot-poached pears with vanilla & cinnamon

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23 Recipes

Recipes to make you feel romantic...

Salted caramel popcorn pots


(4 ratings)

Sweet and salty, this decadent dessert is served in individual pots, with a caramel puddle at the base and a creamy panna cotta topping
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Hot mocha puddings


(2 ratings)

It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liquer for a rich, indulgent dessert
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate, mint & chilli truffles


(0 ratings)

Make these easy homemade truffles as an edible gift or after dinner treat - balance heat from the chilli with cooling mint extract
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Ginger treacle sponge


(3 ratings)

We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate fondant


(186 ratings)

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Zesty strawberries with Cointreau


(8 ratings)

Make the most of the fresh taste of British strawberries with this simple recipe. In season from the end of May
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lobster with Thermidor butter


(12 ratings)

A luxury that has been prized by chefs for years, so make the most of it with this cheat's classic
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Mocha fondant puddings


(7 ratings)

With their molten, oozing centres, these puddings are guaranteed to impress.
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

Chilli chicken one-pot


(85 ratings)

A prepare-ahead one pot that will please all ages and is easily made for a crowd, just reheat and add some garlic bread and a salad
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Rib-eye steak with basil hollandaise


(13 ratings)

Gordon takes steak and chips to a new level with a sharing slab of prime rib-eye that's just right for sharing. The perfect Valentine's treat for any steak lover
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

Steak in red wine sauce


(9 ratings)

A versatile sauce great on lots of meat dishes, and perfect for steak - a comforting main for a dinner party.
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge

Bacon-wrapped monkfish


(10 ratings)

Choose dry-cured, thinly sliced bacon for this dish - the crisp texture works well with the firm, meaty monkfish
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy